Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1 (ADB-47282-003)

  • Afghanistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Dec 8, 2015
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  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 275.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 23, 2016

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Project Description
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The subprojects proposed for financing under the requested PFR are: 1) 500 kV transmission line from Sheberghan to Dashte Alwan, 2) 220 kV transmission line from Andkhoy to Sheberghan, 3) project preparation facility for future energy projects and provision of analytical consulting services, and 4) program supervision and implementation consultancy.


Tranche 1 will allow expanded power imports by constructing the last missing links to forge Turkmenistan-Afghanistan interconnector.


increase in electrification rate and energy security across Afghanistan (project-defined).


Consultants to be recruited using Quality-Based Selection (QBS) method following ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time)


Project works to be carried out under turnkey contracts procured through international competitive bidding following ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time)

Investment Description
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Grant 0464-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 200.00 million

Grant 0465-AFG: Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program - Tranche 1
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund US$ 75.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Aleem, Asad
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS)
Chaman Houzouri,
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

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